French politician demands no more weapons shipments to Kiev
With this call, the head of the French eurosceptic group The Patriots is following Poland's suit, having announced ceasing sending weaponry to Ukraine.
According to Florian Philippot, head of the French Euroskeptic group The Patriots, France should follow Poland's example and stop sending weapons to Ukraine since the country is not interested in finding a peaceful solution to end the war.
The Prime Minister of Poland announced yesterday that his country will cease sending weaponry to Ukraine in order to prioritize its own defense. This decision comes shortly after Warsaw called in Ukraine's ambassador, following a dispute over grain exports.
Ukraine took legal action against three of its European Union neighbors, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary, by filing lawsuits at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over their bans on Ukrainian grain imports.
Later in the day, Polish government spokesperson Piotr Muller stated that Warsaw was merely supplying weaponry in accordance with previously agreed-upon terms.
Philippot expressed on X: "This is a huge turning point, given that until now Poland was Kiev's first ally. The country now wants to invest in its own army. France must follow this example and stop supplying weapons and billions to the corrupt regime that will never seek peace."
La #Pologne annonce officiellement « ne plus livrer une seule arme à l’Ukraine » de #Zelensky !— Florian Philippot (@f_philippot) September 21, 2023
Et le président polonais vient de comparer l’Ukraine à « un noyé qui va nous entraîner avec elle dans le fond »
C’est un tournant immense, la Pologne était jusqu’ici le premier allié… pic.twitter.com/v4wYSF2CXo
In mid-July, President Emmanuel Macron announced that his government had decided to join the United Kingdom in providing Scalp missiles to Ukraine.
At the time, the former president of the French right-wing National Rally party and the current chairwoman of its parliamentary faction, Marine Le Pen, told Le Figaro that it was "irresponsible" of Macron to pledge long-range missiles to Ukraine.
"I do not understand why Emmanuel Macron is not integrally focused on organizing a conference for peace to put an end to this war," Le Pen was quoted as saying by the daily.
France has provided Ukraine with ample military aid ranging from equipment to fuel, ammo, and biological and chemical protection.